Litepanel’s Gemini and Astra Soft LED Lights Used On Dan Patrick Show

Litepanels’ Gemini 2x1 Soft RGBWW and Astra 1x1 Bi-Color LED panels are lighting up the action for the “Dan Patrick Show,” a syndicated radio and TV sports talk show hosted by Dan Patrick, a former ESPN personality. 

Produced by the AT&T Entertainment Group, the "Dan Patrick Show" has installed 30 Litepanels Gemini 2x1 Soft and 30 Astra 1x1 Bi-Color LED panels to light its new 20,000-square-foot production facility in Milford, Connecticut. The show is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks and televised on DirecTV's Audience channel, three AT&T SportsNet affiliates and Bleacher Report (B/R) Live. It can also be heard on SiriusXM Radio channel 211 (Dan Patrick Radio).

The show's vast new facility includes two 2,800-square-foot studios and a 4,500-square-foot Fieldhouse. This "man cave" is complete with a miniature AstroTurf football field and a basketball half-court for the on-air personalities and guests to practice their moves.

With so much territory to light, the show's crew decided to use all-LED lighting. The production team chose the Litepanels Gemini and Astra panels for their reliability, light weight and ease-of-rigging. Other big selling points for the Gemini Soft LED panels were their extremely high-quality full-spectrum white light, RGBWW color versatility and integrated power supply and ballast.

The majority of the 15-camera show is a sit-down studio production, with a combination of permanently mounted Gemini and Astra panels providing keys, fills and backlights for the main talent positions. In addition, the show's hosts often roam around the "man cave" space to conduct additional interviews and activities for the TV production.

The plus/minus green control on the Geminis makes them particularly useful in such ENG-style situations, enabling the crew to match lighting from existing fluorescents and other permanent fixtures.  

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